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Hudson Hero

Jan 26, 2009

The pilot who safely landed a passenger plane in the Hudson River in New York last week has been given a hero's welcome home.

Thousands of people waved U.S. flags and cheered loudly to welcome Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger back to his home town of Danville, California. The town's officials, honoured Captain Sullenberger and his family with a special ceremony.

Captain Sullenberger is credited with saving 155 people but he told the crowds he was just doing his job: "I know I can speak for the entire crew when I tell you we were simply doing the job we were trained to do."

The former U.S. Air Force pilot was the last person to leave the aircraft after making sure all passengers and crew were safe.


Captain Sullenberger was nicknamed Hero of the Hudson after successfully guiding the plane into the river and avoiding the skyscrapers of New York City. Incredibly, no one was killed, although one person suffered two broken legs and about 78 others were treated for minor injuries.


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